Penn State

Harrisburg

Food Science

Enrollment average- 3,400 students

STAT 250


(GQ) Introduction to Biostatistics (3) Statistical analysis and interpretation of data in the biological sciences; probability; distributions; statistical inference for one- and two-sample problems. (PSU)

Nature of Work

Employment can be found with companies that manufacture retail food products as well as companies supporting food manufacturers by supplying food ingredients, processing equipment, and packaging materials or providing services related to institutional feeding. Technical and administrative positions are also available in various government agencies and independent testing laboratories. (PSU) Statistics would be used in this type of job setting to understand a testing experiment going on as well as identifying possible problems over time with graphs and various other mathematical tools.

Work Cited

"Course Requirements - Food Science Major (Penn State University)." Food Science Major (Penn State University). N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2014.


"Why Major in Food Science? - Food Science Major (Penn State University)." Food Science Major (Penn State University). N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2014.